Veteran Bollywood star Rekha has often raised her voice against the issues that pique her interest. The actress is often labelled as the Queen of breaking stereotypes and apart from her films she has also impressed the nation with her unabashed opinions. Interestingly, she has been extremely candid about her personal life and her rumoured affair with the married Amitabh Bachchan. The Silsila actress was a strong advocate of living life on her own terms.
Now, a part of her old interview from 2004 with Simi Garewal, has resurfaced and it has instantly sparked discussions about her romantic relationships. Rekha spoke about marrying for the second time following the demise of her businessman-husband Mukesh Aggarwal. And her answer proves why her opinions and reflections towards her romantic life were way ahead of the time. ALSO READ | Rekha Wears Archived Ensemble Originally Designed For Karan Johar’s Takht? Actress’ Will Take Your Breath Away With Her Outfit
Speaking of her plans of remarriage on the Rendezvous with Simi Garewal talk show, Rekha clarified, “You mean with a man?” Well, the counter question stunned Simi, who tried to pacify the conversation and quipped, "Well, not a woman obviously."
Moreover, Rekha being Rekha, the Bollywood actress stood her ground with a bold and confident remark as she added, “In my mind, I am married to myself, my profession, and my loved ones. I am not a cynical person."
During the 2004 interview, Simi shared that as per the popular opinion, it was the man who provided security to a woman, Rekha, however, begged to differ.
She shared her thoughts on the topic and the actress said that the credit should go to the woman and not always a man. “Not necessarily, it has got nothing to do with a man. It has to do with the person she is,” Rekha replied. ALSO READ | THROWBACK! Rekha Was Tightly Held And Forcefully KISSED By Biswajeet Chatterjee Without Consent On The Sets Anjaana Safar
The interview’s excerpt has been currently doing the rounds on the internet and it has left the social media users highly impressed. Many even labelled Rekha to be a true ‘feminist icon’.